We’re being asked to complete the nuclide symbols for the particles that are required to balance the following nuclear reaction:
Heavy (large atomic mass) elements undergo radioactive reactions (nuclear reactions) in order to increase the stability of their nuclei.
Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei combine to form one or more larger atomic nuclei and subatomic particles.
The element in the reaction can be represented as:
Balance this nuclear reaction by supplying the missing nucleus.
249/98 Cf+ + _____ → 263/108 Sg + 4 1/0 n
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Nuclear Fusion concept. If you need more Nuclear Fusion practice, you can also practice Nuclear Fusion practice problems.